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Ultrasensitive plasmonic detection of single nanoparticles

Objective

Controlled or uncontrollabel disposing of nanoparticles in various components of man made or biological matter, may have wanted or undesired consequences. Developing the diagnostic tools to detect and characterize the ’grey goo’ is one of the challeneges of nanotech-era. A development of general technology for detection and analysis of single nanoparticles in complex environment and a development of a laboratory prototype of the device based on this technology and its application are the goal of this project. The proposal is based on the new experimental phenomenon discovered recently by a project partner: single subwavelength objects give rise to giant optical signals in surface plasmon resonance microscopy. This provides a unique possibility for ultrasensitive on-line detection of engineered nanoparticles. Within the project a development of the device for detection of nanoparticles and its application for a number of practically important tasks will be performed. The work includes a development of theoretical description of the new effect, optimization of main components of the detection system, development of sophisticated software for effective image analyses and isolation of nanoparticle signals from background optical signals and noise. Preliminary experiments demonstrated a possibility to use surface modification to distinguish different types of nanoparticles. Within the project this approach will be used for identification of nanoparticles. Measurements will be performed in aqueous media as well as in air. Inorganic, plastic and protein nanoparticles will be examined. At the final step of the project monitoring of nanoparticles in simple (drinking water, mineral water, air) and complicated (wine, juice and other transparent non-colloidal drinks) will be performed. The end users will test the developed experimental system for monitoring of workplaces and waste during production of inorganic and protein nanoparticles.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5
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Coordinator

BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Tonder (Dr.)

Participants (10)

HOCHSCHULE LAUSITZ

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 441 425
Address
Grossenhainer Strasse 57
01968 Senftenberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Tonder (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR ANALYTISCHE WISSENSCHAFTEN-ISAS-EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 320
Address
Bunsen Kirchhoff Strasse 11
44139 Dortmund
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jasmin Gleißner (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 914
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 672
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
HIT SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 178 818
Address
Nedachlebice 233
68715 Nedachlebice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zdenek Reznicek (Mr.)
PHASIS SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 273 600
Address
Chemin Des Aulx 18
1228 Geneva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Cors (Dr.)
MIVITEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 358
Address
Eichenstr 24
93161 Sinzing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Mirsky (Mr.)
OPTOLITA UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 387 752
Address
Mokslininku 11
LT-08412 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dainius Tumosa (Mr.)
UPPERTON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 280
Address
Biocity Nottingham Pennyfoot Street
NG1 1GF Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johnson Richard (Dr.)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 277 810
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Matteazzi (Prof.)